Expert Review of Mahindra Centuro
Mahindra and Mahindra is known for its power packed and heavy weight vehicles, which include SUVs, MUVs, trucks and jeeps. But in the recent years, the brand has introduced some fabulous two wheelers, which are excellent in their looks and features. The Mahindra Group has expanded its two-wheeler portfolio in India by launching Mahindra Centuro 110cc bike. This fully loaded bike has some amazing features and specs. The pictures reveal that the bike comes with solid body and tough looks and what makes it different from other bikes is the presence of anti theft alarm. A strong Mci-5 engine equips Mahindra Centuro 110, which is vastly capable of producing high torque and power. The electric start option in the bike makes it more interesting and appealing. The bike is a strong competitor against the likes of Bajaj Discover and TVS Commuter. In order to increase the popularity and sales of the bike, Mahindra and Mahindra has offered it with a maintenance free battery and 5-year warranty.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Mileage and fuel efficiency is the most important aspect of any motor vehicle, whether it is car, bike, or scooter. Mahindra and Mahindra claims that the bike is immensely capable of delivering a mileage of up to 84 kmpl in standard conditions, which is quite remarkable in the present scenario when the prices of petrol is rising rapidly. This could turn out to be the major and top most reason for the large sale of the bike.
Mahindra and Mahindra has offered Mahindra Centuro 110 in four exciting colour options, which include Silver, Red, Grey and Blue. This good range of shade options certainly endeavors the customers to choose according to his/her preference.
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration and pick up segment determines the power and strength of any bike. With the help of 4 speed gearbox and multi plate wet clutch, Mahindra Centuro 110 can easily attain zero to 60kmph speed in a short time of 8.85seconds. The bike can easily cross 100kmph speed, which is a good thing on the part of the speed enthusiast.
Talking about the appearance, Mahindra Centuro 110 comes with strong and sturdy body design. The MAHINDRA logo is very well crafted on the fuel tank of the bike, which looks quite graceful. The rear view mirrors are well placed on both the handles while the front and rear turn indicators look elegant. The pictures of Mahindra Centuro reveal that the engine is painted in black color and just below the fuel tank, it has golden coloured twin pipes.
Talking about the comfort and convenience features, Mahindra Centuro 110 is blessed with digital fuel gauge, analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, passenger footrest, and pass light and low fuel indicator. To add more, Mahindra Group has provided the bike with a self-start option. The wide seat allows the rider as well as the passenger at the back, to sit with utmost comfort even when travelling for long distances. The bike has some storage space just below the seat.
The overall dimensions that is, the length, width and height of Mahindra Centuro are 2031mm x 735mm x 1111mm, while the ground clearance and wheelbase of the bike are 173mm and 1265mm, respectively. The saddle height is approximately around 800mm.
It is observed in past few years that all the two-wheeler companies are focusing much on the engine specifications. The companies are trying to provide its bikes with powerful and long lasting engines. Mahindra and Mahindra has certainly done a lot of engineering in this area with its latest offering Mahindra Centuro 110. The bike is motorized by a strong single cylinder 4 stroke Air-cooled Mci-5 engine. This 106.7cc engine is enormously capable of producing a peak power of 8.5PS at the rate of 7500RPM and a peak torque of 8.5Nm at the rate of 5500RPM. The bore and stroke measures 52.4mm and 49.5mm correspondingly. The engine of Mahindra Centuro 110 is coupled with multi plate wet clutch and 4 speed gearbox. The bike has steel double tabular cradle chassis.
Mahindra Centuro 110 carries alloy wheels, which give a sporty impression to the bike. The front tyre is 2.75inches x 18inches and the rear tyre is 3.0inches x 18inches in size.
Suspension is also one of the key sectors of any bike as it insulates the machine from the roughness of uneven or jacked roads. Mahindra Centuro 110 comes with Front Telescopic Coil spring and Rear Coiled 5-step adjustable suspensions.
Handling and Control
Mahindra Centuro 110 stands different from its siblings when it comes to the handling and control. The bike has a high ground clearance of 173mm that lets the rider to turn the bike in the region of corners. Mahindra Centuro has a wheelbase of 1265mm that adds to the steadiness of the bike and controls it at high speeds. The bike is outfitted with front and rear 130mm drum brakes. The total weight and curb weight of the bike are 111kg and 120kg respectively.
Presence of central tachometer and features like anti theft alarm, follow me home lamps, service indicator and distance to empty indicator are some of the factors, which can take the sales figure of the bike to a new high. Also, the fuel efficiency of 85kmpl and a 5 year warranty could play a major role in attracting customers.
The price of Mahindra Centuro 110 seems to be quite high as compared to the other bikes in the market that fall in the same segment. It would be difficult for Mahindra and Mahindra to sell its bikes in the Indian two wheeler markets, which is already dominated by renowned brands like Hero Motocorp, Honda Motorcycles, and Yamaha.